Boys and Girls Club hosts pinewood derby races

From left to right, Achaia Elohim, Sophia Ferguson and Levi Banks look on with excitement as their pinewood derby cars race down the track at the Boys of Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday. Feb. 5, 2018. Ferguson won first place in the 7 to 9 age bracket. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
For at least 20 years, The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley has been having pinewood derby races and Monday saw a continuation of the tradition. Some 50 kids came out to cheer on the racers in Newhall with their hand-built pinewood derby cars. Two age brackets competed: 7 to 9 years old and 10 and up.
Kids look on as the pinewood derby cars race down the track at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The club has been having pinewood derby races for at least 20 years and some 50 people attended to cheer on their friends on Monday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
 
Levi Banks can’t bear to watch as his pinewood derby car races down the track at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The club has been having pinewood derby races for at least 20 years and some 50 people attended to cheer on their friends on Monday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
 
Sophia Ferguson is shocked to see she won first place and $20 in the 7 to 9 age bracket during the pinewood derby races at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The club has been having pinewood derby races for at least 20 years and some 50 people attended to cheer on their friends on Monday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
 
Kids cheer on the pinewood derby racers at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The club has been having pinewood derby races for at least 20 years and some 50 people attended to cheer on their friends on Monday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
Sophia Ferguson looks on with anticipation at her pinewood derby car gets ready to race down the track at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley in Newhall on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The club has been having pinewood derby races for at least 20 years and some 50 people attended to cheer on their friends on Monday. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
 

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